A person charged with promoting rapper Mac Miller the medicine that killed him final yr has pleaded not responsible in federal courtroom in Los Angeles.
Cameron Pettit stood alongside his lawyer and spoke solely to reply a decide’s questions as he entered the plea.
Prosecutors allege that Pettit, 28, of West Hollywood, offered Miller cocaine and tablets that contained the highly effective opioid fentanyl two days earlier than the 26-year-old rapper died of an unintended overdose in September 2018.
Pettit has been in custody since his September four arrest.
He’s amongst three males charged in reference to Miller’s loss of life and every faces a compulsory minimal sentence of 20 years in federal jail and the potential for all times with out parole if convicted.
Pettit was arrested on September four and charged with promoting medicine, costs later up to date with the extra critical rely of inflicting Miller’s loss of life.
His lawyer John D Robertson declined to remark outdoors courtroom.
Citing Instagram messages despatched shortly after Miller’s loss of life by which Pettit talks with a pal about disappearing or leaving the nation, a decide has saved him in custody since his preliminary arrest, calling him a flight threat.
Two different males, Stephen Walter, 46, of Los Angeles, and Ryan Reavis, 36, of Lake Havasu Metropolis, Arizona, have additionally been arrested within the case and indicted on comparable costs.
They haven’t entered pleas, and it was not clear once they could be arraigned.
The indictment alleged that Walter provided the fentanyl and cocaine that Pettit offered to Miller and that Reavis, who lived within the Los Angeles space till earlier this yr, acted as a intermediary for the fentanyl sale.
Pettit on September 5 2018 offered Miller cocaine, Xanax and 10 blue tablets that seemed to be oxycodone however contained fentanyl after the 2 had exchanged textual content messages a day earlier, in line with his indictment.
Miller’s assistant discovered him unresponsive in his Los Angeles house on September 7 2018 and he was declared lifeless quickly after.
Miller’s rhymes made him a beloved and revered determine amongst followers, together with a few of the greatest names in hip-hop.
The Pittsburgh native, whose actual identify was Malcolm James Myers McCormick, was in a two-year relationship with Ariana Grande, who after his loss of life paid loving tribute to him on social media and in a music.